Kitchen Backsplash Ideas (on the cheap!)

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Non traditional materials + Ingenuity = AMAZING Back-splashes for next to nothing!  Check out these awesome Do-it-yourself Ideas:

-Antique Yardsticks / Rulers :

Bear with me here…I know it sounds strange, but look at it! It is a great look and the price is definitely right! A little spunk is added with non-traditional materials but still has an overall traditional look for the kitchen.

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Close up of the rulers. Very out of the box and cool! Image via Kitchn

I never would have though of this in a million years, but antique rulers as a backsplash are really neat!  Image via Kitchn

I never would have though of this in a million years, but antique rulers as a backsplash are really neat! Image via Kitchn

 

-Beadboard Backsplash:

Get a great look for CHEAP! This kitchen backsplash was $30! Gorgeous!

backsplash kitchen beadboard from ellaclaireinspired.com

Clean, Simple and Classic…and did I mention cheap?! This whole kitchen was done for $30! Talk about bang for your buck! Love it!  Check out the great tutorial from Ella Claire!

 

-Barnboard Backsplash:

This look can go in several directions, depending on the wood you use.  It can have a beachy, shabby chic or rustic/country feel.  You could use: old fence wood, old barn wood, pallet wood, etc. The sky is the limit!  This is a very hot look right now!

Such a neat look! Rustic and chic! Image via Sarah Richardson Design

Such a neat look! Rustic and chic! Image via Sarah Richardson Design

-Vinyl Backsplash:

Whether it’s vinyl peel ‘n stick tiles or a cut vinyl design, vinyl is a cheap alternative that can be easily changed out when you’re sick of it!  With the at-home vinyl cutter craze (ie: Cricket), many folks now have a vinyl cutter. Put it to use! This is a great way to add a very trendy element that can easily be taken down when the trend is over!

A great tutorial on using peel and stick vinyl tiles as a backsplash from Mom 4 Real.  If you don't like the wood look, that's ok, just find a peel n stick design you do like! Easy peasy!

A great tutorial on using peel and stick vinyl tiles as a backsplash from Mom 4 Real. If you don’t like the wood look, that’s ok, just find a peel n stick design you do like! Easy peasy!

Vinyl Tile Backsplashes are quick, cheap and easy and anyone can do it! Check out this tutorial video from Stagetecture for complete how to!

Vinyl Tile Backsplashes are quick, cheap and easy and anyone can do it! Check out this tutorial video from Stagetecture for complete how to!

Oh Em Gee!! How Cute is this backsplash!! It is made of cut vinyl applied to a painted wall!  You can DIY or you can contact Landee on Etsy with your measurements for your kitchen! It is approximately $5.50 per square foot.

Oh Em Gee!! How Cute is this backsplash!! It is made of cut vinyl applied to a painted wall! You can DIY or you can contact Landee on Etsy with your measurements for your kitchen! It is approximately $5.50 per square foot. Very trendy but so easy to take down, you can have those “of the moment” patterns! LOVE!

Go from boring to BAZING in a flash with contact paper! I am seeing all of the possibilities now! Would also be great to make a pantry cute or for office shelving!  Image Via Table For More

Go from boring to BAZING in a flash with contact paper! I am seeing all of the possibilities now! Would also be great to make a pantry cute or for office shelving! Image Via Table For More

-Paintable Textured Wallpaper or Contact Paper:

No, I am not joking.  Wallpaper or contact paper can be stunning as a backsplash in the kitchen! Starting at $13/roll, how can it be wrong! One roll will do your whole kitchen and you’ll have plenty left over.  You can paint any color you want (or go with a metallic for a pressed tin look!)

YES, this is $12 paintable WALLPAPER!  Can you believe it?  See the awesome transformation from A Spotted Pony

YES, this is $12 paintable WALLPAPER! Can you believe it? See the awesome transformation from A Spotted Pony

-Painted or Paper-backed Plexiglass Backsplash:

This is a very modern look but is so economical, it is easy to go for a more trendy look!

A Bold Statement in this DIY backsplash for around $100! Via Frugalbits

A Bold Statement in this DIY backsplash for around $100! Via Frugalbits

Paper backed Plexi Glass! What a unique look from Pamela Andall Designs!

Paper backed Plexi Glass! What a unique look from Pamela Andall Designs!

-Corrugated Steel backsplash:

Cheap and easy. Not much I need to say about this one, but it can easily go with an industrial or country look!

Now this is Country Chic! (More Chic than country and very inviting!  Another fabulous idea from Hayseed Homemakin'

Now this is Country Chic! (More Chic than country and very inviting!) This is recycled corrugated steel off of an old barn! Talk about frugal! 🙂 Another fabulous idea from Hayseed Homemakin’

-Paint the existing tiles.

Yes, it is possible!  If you have horrid existing tile, you may think you have no options, but check out this amazing transformation from hideous to hot:

When the tile is too ugly to work with and you can't replace it.....PAINT IT!!!

When the tile is too ugly to work with and you can’t replace it…..PAINT IT!!!

 

You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a kitchen you can be proud of!  With a little time, craftiness and creative materials you can have a stand out kitchen on a small budget!  I hope this inspires you to make any changes you’d like to see. What DIY backsplash ideas have you seen?  Any I should include here?  I always love to check out new ideas, so shoot them my way! 🙂  Happy Backsplashin’!

 

Lisa E. Priest is obsessed passionate with homes and decorating and is an East Texas Area REALTOR® with Picket Fence Realty, Inc. You can reach her via phone or text at 903-948-3343 or email Lisa@rentpalestine.com or at BuyPalestine.com.